Today's News

  • Golden parachutes

    The recent Associated Press story outlining the generous pensions that state lawmakers receive once they are out of office raises some serious questions.

    Among the troubling issues raised by the article is that while lawmakers have trimmed pension benefits for some government workers they have resisted scaling back their own pension program.

    Just how egregious is the situation?

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 13, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Better strategy needed

    By Paula Garcia

    The people of Mora County care deeply about protecting our way of life and have taken a strong stand in defense of our land and water.

  • Three RHS netters take state

    Add some more names to that championship wall adorning the LeRoy Fulgenzi tennis complex at Robertson High.

    Juliana Guerin won her second consecutive (and third overall) Class 1A-3A state girls’ singles championship this past Thursday at Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinals’ David Romero and Amadeo Lopez paired up to win the boys’ doubles title.

    Guerin outgunned friendly nemesis Paloma Gomez of St. Michael’s in a 6-2, 6-3, final match Thursday evening to wrap a dominant two-day run.

  • All Alonzo - Mora runner achieves trifecta at state meet

    Good things came in threes for Mora senior distance runner Alonzo Chavez over the weekend at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships.

    Chavez went three for three, racing to state championships in the 800-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run, capping a history-making prep career with the Rangers.

    Going into the meet, Texico senior Colton Hollis loomed as Chavez’s main competition. But while Hollis did provide a challenge, the Mora star had the superior kick each time.

  • Archrivals eliminate Cowboys

    After No. 2 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa and archrival New Mexico Highlands suffered first-round upsets in this past week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament, both teams were in do-or-die territory when they met Saturday afternoon.

    While Highlands has gotten a share of memorable postseason surges over the years under Steve Jones, this one belonged squarely to the Mavericks, who won 11-2 to eliminate the Cowboys (28-23).

  • Lady Cards surge to district track title

    Buoyed by four individual event wins and nine runner-up finishes, the Robertson girls’ track and field team claimed victory in the District 2-3A meet Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Coached by Mike Maldonado, the Lady Cards (139 team points) bested Taos (124), West Las Vegas (90), Pojoaque (47), Raton (32).

    On the boys’ side, Coach Benny Mitchell’s Taos Tigers won nine events and took the team title with 156 points. West (99), Robertson (69), Pojoaque (64) and Raton (22) rounded out the scoring.

  • Little League - May 13, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    Monday games: Orioles vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Mariners vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday games: Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 13, 2013

    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games

    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro

  • City ‘won’t run out of water’

    With the snowpack water equivalent at about .2 inches, water flow in the Gallinas at about one-eighth of what it was last year and city reservoirs only being about 65 percent full, 2013 is shaping up to be another difficult year in terms of the city’s water situation.

    But Las Vegas Utilities Direct Ken Garcia says the city has contingency plans in place to ensure that Las Vegas’ water supply doesn’t dry up.

    “We’re not going to run out of water,” he told the City Council during an impromptu water presentation on Wednesday.